The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) presents Heather Mair with a teaching Fellow award for her outstanding work in the field of leisure.
Kinesiology's Dr. Troy Glover has co-created a tactical guide called Activate Your Neighbourhood that aligns with Canada's physical activity strategy.
Dr. Heather Mair, professor and associate chair for graduate studies, is the 2023 recipient of the Senior Graduate Mentorship Award, while Dr. Karla Boluk, associate professor and associate chair for undergraduate studies, is the 2023 recipient of the Mid-career Graduate Mentorship Award.
Brendan Riggin is recognized for his impact and lasting influence on student learning.
The department of Recreation and Leisure Studies publicly and categorically denounces all acts of hate rooted in the broader culture of violence toward women, queer and trans people, and racialized and Indigenous peoples.
The 30th annual Graduate Leisure Research Symposium was held in person on May 4, 2023 under the theme “Back to the future – what matters in Rec and Leisure.” The invited keynote speaker was Mac Ross, Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Western University. Professor Ross uses his research to advocate for equity and justice within the Canadian sport system. The keynote lecture was supported by the Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment.
Congratulations to Zara Rafferty for being awarded the Distinguished Teacher Award, 2023!
Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that participation in activities such as fitness classes and intramural and drop-in sports before the pandemic was linked to lower levels of stress and higher levels of perceived competence to handle challenges and master school workload during the lockdown.
Researchers found that factors such as the location and design of the facility, the formal agreements between operating groups and the breadth of sport and recreation programming offered at the facility all contributed to promoting a legacy of participation post-event.
Congratulations to Dr. Lisbeth Berbary, associate professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS), for being selected as the 2022 recipient of the Faculty of Health Teaching Award!